Quinton Ray signs with Campbell Basketball

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Quinton Ray of Middle Creek High School has signed an athletics grant-in-aid with Campbell University, head men's basketball coach Kevin McGeehan announced Monday.

A 6-foot-1, 175-pound guard from nearby Angier, Ray is the first signee under McGeehan, who was hired last month.  Ray averaged 12.5 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 steals per game last season for Coach David Kushner's Mustangs, who finished 19-9 overall and 13-3 in the Tri-9 4-A Conference.

A three-time all-conference performer, including a two-time first-team selection, Ray scored 1.031 points in his career.  His team shared the Tri-9 title in 2013, was runner-up in 2012 and won the conference championship in 2011.

He participated three times in Dave Telep's Carolina Challenge and is a member of the Garner Road Bulldogs AAU program that has produced the likes of NBA All-Star David West and 2010 NBA No.-1 overall pick John Wall.

Ray also earned all-conference honors for the Mustangs football team as a wide receiver.  He was a first-team all-league choice last fall while helping Middle Creek win its league championship and earn a No.-2 overall seed in the 4-AA state playoffs.  His father, Kendall, is an assistant football coach at Middle Creek.

"Quinton is a tremendous athlete and a good dribbler and passer," said McGeehan.  "At some point, I think he's really going to be able to guard because he's so strong.  He's a super-nice kid, who is going to add depth at guard, which is really going to help."

Ray chose Campbell after considering Ohio, Tennessee Tech and Winthrop.

Ray joins a Fighting Camel program that has called the 3095-seat Gore Arena inside the Pope Convocation Center home since November 2008.  Over the last five years, the Camels have amassed a 48-24 (.667) record at the facility. 

Campbell returns nine of its top 10 scorers and rebounders from 2012-13, when the Camels finished 13-20 overall and third in the Big South Conference North Division (7-9).  Among the returning players are all-conference point guard Trey Freeman and rising senior power forward Marvelle Harris.